The Resource Txtng : the Gr8 Db8, David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan

Txtng : the Gr8 Db8, David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan

Label
Txtng : the Gr8 Db8
Title
Txtng
Title remainder
the Gr8 Db8
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan
Title variation
Texting
Title variation remainder
the great debate
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book takes a long hard look at the text-messaging phenomenon and its effects on literacy, language, and society. Young people who seem to spend much of their time texting sometimes appear unable or unwilling to write much else. Exam answers using textese and reports that examiners find them acceptable have led to headlines in the tabloids and leaders in the qualities." "David Crystal investigates how texting began and who uses it, why, and what for. He shows how to interpret its mix of pictograms, logograms, abbreviations, symbols, and wordplay, and how it works in different languages. He concludes that far from hindering literacy, texting may even turn out to help it."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
OCoLC
Dewey number
004.692
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5105.73
LC item number
.C79 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Txtng : the Gr8 Db8, David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
The hype about texting -- How weird is texting? -- What makes texting distinctive? -- Why do they do it? -- Who texts? -- What do they text about? -- How do other languages do it? -- Why all the fuss? -- Glossary -- English text abbreviations -- Text abbreviations in eleven languages
Control code
000042625409
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 239 p.
Isbn
9780199208975
Lccn
2008002551
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23431076
System control number
  • js23431076
  • (OCoLC)191758335

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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